Many dental patients experience anxiety when confronted with the idea of undergoing a major procedure. Some patients even balk at the thought of the simplest hygiene therapy. Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective method for providing relaxation and reducing anxiety.
Nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) safely produces a mild state of sedation which is easily reversed allowing the patient to return work or home shortly after their procedure. Nitrous oxide is flexible enough to administer as much or as little as needed depending on the intensity of the patient's anxiety.
Additional benefits of nitrous oxide are:
- Reduced gag reflex
- Reduced saliva flow
- Effects easily reversed by 100% oxygen
- Appropriate for almost all patients
- May be use in conjunction with oral medication
If you are a patient who experiences anxiety, speak with one a member of the Bangor Family Dentistry staff about the availability of nitrous oxide.